Standing near where a hijacked airliner nose-dived into the Pentagon 16 years ago, President Trump comemorated the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Monday in a solemn tribute to the victims, the first responders and the nation.
“On that day, not only did the world change, but we all changed,” he said. “Our eyes were opened to the depths of the evil we face. But in that hour of darkness, we also came together with renewed purpose. Our differences never looked so small, our common bonds never felt so strong.”
It was one of scores of solemn ceremonies Monday marking the Al Qaeda attacks that claimed 2,977 lives and wounded thousands more when hijacked aircraft crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in a field in Pennsylvania.